Identity, Life

I am his kid

© August 14, 2018 | Schulter Etyang

Hey, whose kids do you love? Yours or your neighbours? Yours or your sister’s kids? Yours or your best friend’s kids? The answer is obvious. You love your own kids more than even your own relative’s kids. Parents who say that they love other kids as much as their own, usually, are trying to overemphasize a point. The truth is that we love our own more than others. 

And yes, your kids are naughty most times. They disobey and disregard your instructions, but, you have never thought of disowning or discarding them.

That’s how much more God loves me. He loves me a tad better than everyone else. No, as a matter of fact, he loves me more than everyone else because I am his. I am his kid.

And yes, most times I disobey and disregard his instructions, but, he has never thought of disowning or discarding me. He will never leave me or forsake me, he swore.

Ou me, the Greek word for never is a double negative, which emphatically conveys, “not a fact . . . not even a possibility!” – literally, “no, no!” In English, a double negative has a positive meaning. In Greek, a double negative is extra-emphatic, expressing very dramatic, forceful negation.

The LITV is more direct in its translation of this verse. You get to see the triple-double negative – Not at all, not at all. Never!

For He has said, “Not at all will I leave you, not at all will I forsake you,” never! Hebrews 13:5

Next time you notice good things happening to me, the reason is simply this; I am his kid.

That’s what grace looks like

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Schulter Etyang leads The Life Place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Schulter is one whom Jesus loves. He loves his wife, Jenny, and enjoys reading, travelling, cooking, running and playing squash. He also enjoys conversations with friends about Jesus and about life.